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Telephone Message to Chairman of South Side

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) -Choe Yong Gon, chairman of the north side to the North-South Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation, today sent a telephone message to his counterpart of the south side as regards the venue of the third meeting of the north-south panel for settlement of accounts. Expressing regret at the south side's refusal to accept the reasonable proposal of the north side to shift the venue of the third meeting from Phaju to Kaesong, the message said that this proposal reflects the true intention of the north side to sincerely implement the points agreed upon between the two sides whatever the cost and thus steadily develop the inter-Korean relations as well as the stand of the south side.
    It was inappropriate for the south side to have said "sorry" about the issue of venue despite the good faith of the north side. It should have had the courage to express such regret at the Grand National Party and the Democratic Party of south Korea which disturbed those responsible for dialogue, creating the present state of anarchy and making it impossible for both sides to have even a safe contact, it said, and went on.
    The south side should know that the public opinion at home and abroad is deploring the reality in which the present "Cabinet" system, a product of the ulterior plot of opposition parties in south Korea, is not in a position to properly judge and decide on even the pending issue concerning the venue of the inter-Korean contact.
    The message expressed the expectation that the south side would accept the realistic proposal of the north side on shifting the venue of the third meeting to Kaesong so that the unanimous concern of the public at home and abroad may be cleared up as soon as possible.

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